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Jack Ohman

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  1. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Although I do oppose the drone program as it has been implemented.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Welcome to the Banana Republic. We have the Patriot Act restricting freedom sliding into the 2012 Department of Defense budget restricting habeas corpus and, the latest, the Department of Justice memo outlining policy for putting people on a kill list. You can read the pertinent areas in the Patriot Act and the DoD budget, but DoJ will not release its memo. The Associated Press and the ACLU are trying to get that memo released through the Freedom of Information act.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    I find it astonishing that I am agreeing with Rand Paul over anything, but I do agree that the drone program is scary and should be challenged.
    The reality is that ANYONE can assemble a small, basic, radio-controlled drone that can carry a few pounds of weight. Jon Stewart had a guest who pointed that out. But making them official tools of the government for domestic use makes me angry.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Progress? You think that the sanctioned death of a us citizen by the government using a drone in Topeka, KS, is “progress”???

    While you sit around and criticize Rand Paul and call him a “wing-nut” he is calling out the idea that killing US citizens without due process is unconstitutional. Re-read his excerpts from the US Constitution.

    5th amendment: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,”

    6th amendment (in toto): “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

    So, when asked by Sen. Cruz if it was “constitutional” to use a drone to eliminate a “suspected” criminal or terrorist while he/she was sitting in a shop having coffee, Eric Holder would NOT say it was un-constitutional and later said that the President had the power to make that decision. Is THAT what you want? Isn’t it bad enough that you and I let the Patriot Act stand out of fear?

    WE the People MUST take a stand somewhere or you and I will be begging the government for our very life.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 4 years ago


    We must be in the twilight zone if we are agreeing with Rand Paul.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Well now, Paul said “if a citizen was sitting in a coffee shop” or words to that effect, in this country. So Topeka is as good a spot as say Jacksonville or Detroit or SAn Francisco …..

    Picking nits much?

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it is funny to try to follow what John McCain is for or against on any given day.
    He blasted Paul’s use of Jane Fonda references and said that a lot of Paul’s “debate” was not true.
    I guess McCain wants Brennan confirmed.

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    singlespeed, well said.
    I’m not a Rand Paul fan by any means. But in his defense, he was one of only 7 people to vote agains NDDA last year. So he was probably sincere in his grilling of Holder.
    Note that McCain and Lindsay Graham attacked Rand Paul over his position. (http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07/17225441-mccain-graham-assail-rand-paul-on-targeted-killings-policy?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=2)
    Several of the Republican Senators who voted for NDDA were now supporting Rand Paul in attacking it. Why? One political analyst opined that it is no coincidence that these same Senators are up for re-election in 2014, and they haven’t been polling so well lately.
    But sometimes it takes the opposite side to make changes. Clinton took welfare back a notch during a time that any Republican trying to do so would be considered heartless.
    Maybe some of these Obama-hating Republican leaders may actually do the right thing and dial NDDA policies back. Their motives may not be so altruistic, but I’ll glady accept the results.

  9. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, almost 4 years ago

    I usually agree with Ohman but not this time. Paul raised some legitimate concerns.
    Has the POTUS exceeded his authority?
    Are the rights of American people violated?
    Has the Congress abrogated its own powers regarding declaration of war?
    These are important questions all Americans should be concerned about.

  10. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve seen 2 toons now trying to knock Paul, and it’s still early, but neither deal with the issue he was making – same shallow trite the lo-info voters always fall for.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m not agreeing with Paul in detail, and I am fully aware he is positioning himself for a Presidential run, but, yes, in fact I DO think drone strikes in this country are a threat. Go look at how many police departments are looking to buy them right now!

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    We are indeed.

  13. momsaid

    momsaid said, almost 4 years ago

    Compare the multiple cogent, salient points made by Paul for over 12 hours to the nonsense spewed by Senator Robert ‘Sheets’ Byrd when he droned on, and you’ll see which is a Statesman and which was a hack.

  14. outside looking in

    outside looking in said, almost 4 years ago

    lets send abunch of gis to get killed and start anew war to get him instead of blowing him away any one of you guys vol to go get these tratiors bet most of u would wet your pants when the lead started flying

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    Those same police departments are petitioning the FAA to relax restrictions on where and at what altitude drones are allowed to fly. “1984” was not technologically possible when it was written or in 1984 but it certainly is now. The people that are sworn to defend our constitutional rights, the President, Congress, and police forces,are reneging on that oath, a little here, a little there, in the name of security and and incident prevention, And for all of you who say they have nothing to hide and none of this will affect your freedom, If you are under constant observation, you are not free.

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